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New Leak of Windows 8; New Videos of Metro UI

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 27 comments

Check out the unlock pattern screen and the webcam interface!

Leaks of Windows 8 are very real, and now we have a whole new build that's been been put on P2P sharing and FTPs.

According to the public forum Beta Archive, the new leak of Windows 8 is Milestone 2 and carries a build number of 6.2.7955.

The anonymous user who leaked it provided the following notes about unlockable new features:

You can unlock the following:

- Ribbon UI

- Application Folder (now working, in 7850 it was broken)

- Full DWM (hideblur)

The following requires the ''red pill'':

- Webcam

- Login (that ugly guy with ctrl+alt+del, the fishy wallpaper, pattern login)

- TaskUI (new taskmanager)

- PDF Reader

- Immersive Browser

Also new and spotted on the MyDigitalLife forums are a couple of videos showing a touch-based unlocking pattern and a native webcam application. (WARNING: There is some slightly NSFW content in the first video.)

Windows 8 Touch Unlock

Windows 8 Webcam Application

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    elusion11 , April 26, 2011 8:55 AM
    sounds good for me
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    joytech22 , April 26, 2011 9:00 AM
    I'm not exactly sure what to feel at this point in development, I don't think I can make any kind of proper statement about what I think, until it's actually released and I can actually play with the finished version I'll just stay out of the commenting sector.
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    The_King , April 26, 2011 9:19 AM
    DirectX 8 was junk IE8 too guess what Windows 8??? Yip junk I will wait for Windows 9...lmao
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    dimar , April 26, 2011 10:57 AM
    How about proper support for full screen video playback on additional monitor, like it used to be in XP; hardware overlay, or something like that.. They should make it better, like playing video stretched (with correct aspect ratio) across multiple monitors, maybe. Hope media players supports this stuff.
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    dragonalter , April 26, 2011 11:13 AM
    look at the first video,second 21.....LMFAO
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    saaiello , April 26, 2011 11:20 AM
    This has got to be a spoof I mean comon guys the username is dickhead in the first video and then the guy opens up a picture with a well you guys can see for yourself. Toms I get more disappointed in this site everyday. Posting old news with tons of grammatical errors is not the way it used to be on this site.
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    Sined , April 26, 2011 11:26 AM
    inb4 shitty mouse options, Is it really that hard for ms to allow us to chose the polling rate, and accel for ourselves?, why do we have to resort to 3rd party programs and fiddleing about in the registry, and drivers to be allowed to have no useless accel, and 500hz polling rate, without having to install shitty mousedrivers that ruins more than they fix?
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    vk_87 , April 26, 2011 12:10 PM
    Quote:
    - Login (that ugly guy with ctrl+alt+del, the fishy wallpaper, pattern login)


    Hopefully the background can be changed to something else in the final RTM.
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    decepticon , April 26, 2011 12:39 PM
    You may want to warn about the NSFW content on the first video (the DICKhead Cheney)
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    belardo , April 26, 2011 12:59 PM
    Background was already changed in this version. And you can get the creepy guy today with Windows7.

    The CTL-ALT-DEL still needs to go. Like, WOW - I can see the screen, but nothing works unless I use two hands in order to use my computer?

    Having the clock, date - and perhaps some notifications sounds all nice. But its not really exiting me at this moment. My monitor is usually off and the system asleep if I'm not using it for a while. But in an office environment in which people are using the PCs on and off all day - it should be more handy.
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    jplarson , April 26, 2011 1:05 PM
    I think the build number if it remains 6.2.xxxx then that means the next Windows version is working off of the Vista (6.0) and Windows 7 (6.1) builds. The last major revision was Windows 2000 (5.0) and Windows XP (5.1).
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    Steveymoo , April 26, 2011 1:24 PM
    Marcus, there is quite clearly a picture of the head of an erect wang in the first video. You should probably warn your readers about this.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , April 26, 2011 3:47 PM
    No, really???
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    The Greater Good , April 26, 2011 4:26 PM
    Yes, Dick is a dick. There's no dispute there. I'd also like to point out- so are people that pirate operating systems.
    ^
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    verbalizer , April 26, 2011 5:26 PM
    very useless article.
    I do not appreciate the pornographic tid bits, my 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter were also watching at the moment.
    not cool.
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    memadmax , April 26, 2011 5:34 PM
    Whats the point of leaking this stuff?
    It's useless till you get the final product in your hands...
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    hixbot , April 26, 2011 6:55 PM
    BelardoThe CTL-ALT-DEL still needs to go. Like, WOW - I can see the screen, but nothing works unless I use two hands in order to use my computer?

    You can't hit them with one hand? The 3 finger salute?

    I guess it depends on the keyboard, but right-alt, right-ctrl, and the delete above the arrows are all really close to each other.
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    verbalizer , April 26, 2011 6:59 PM
    Quote:
    Yes, Dick is a dick. There's no dispute there. I'd also like to point out- so are people that pirate operating systems.
    ^

    that's a minority opinion...
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    someguynamedmatt , April 26, 2011 7:25 PM
    memadmaxWhats the point of leaking this stuff?It's useless till you get the final product in your hands...

    As far as I can see, it looks like the same thing MSoft did to the XBox 360 dashboard - took a perfectly working, stylish system, and shoved so much fluffy bullshit into it that it looks like it was made for a two-year-old.
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    ProDigit10 , April 26, 2011 8:30 PM
    joytech22I'm not exactly sure what to feel at this point in development, I don't think I can make any kind of proper statement about what I think, until it's actually released and I can actually play with the finished version I'll just stay out of the commenting sector.

    With this comment you just did opposite of what you determined you would do.
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